August 14th, 2008
11:40 AM ET
15 years ago

Obama camp reaches two million donor mark

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Obama campaign has surpassed 2 million donors."](CNN) — Barack Obama's campaign announced Thursday that it had set a new campaign fundraising record, reaching the two million donor mark with more than two months left until Election Day.

“Today we achieved something amazing - 2,000,000 donors owning a piece of this campaign,” read a message on the campaign’s Web site. “In the face of John McCain’s low road tactics, it's more important than ever to keep our movement growing and show the power of millions of grassroots supporters coming together to work for change.”

In an e-mail to supporters Monday, campaign manager David Plouffe said he hoped a backlash from a television spot from John McCain’s campaign that painted Obama as a celebrity would help the campaign reach that mark by the party's convention at the end of August, just six months after the campaign topped one million donors.

"Two million donors is an incredible number — a number that was previously unimaginable for presidential campaigns," he wrote. "And it's a number this campaign never dreamed we could reach before the convention."

Obama surpassed one million donors in late February. As of the end of June, the most recent fundraising figures available, Obama had raised nearly $340 million for his presidential bid.

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  1. Sacto Joe




    August 14, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. Montana is Obama Country

    COUNT as 1 in 2 million..!!

    I donated yesterday (payday) and will vote for Barack Obama in Nov. 2008..


    August 14, 2008 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. Ellie, Boyds MD


    Let's hear all the OBAMA HATERS now!!! I'm sure they will exude nothing but "miserable comments" because they are so miserable themselves, they can't fathom that millions and millions and MILLIONS of voters support a man who has BEATEN all the odds and the Powerful Clinton.

    NOW..... everyone keeps touting experience. Well, if that we're TRUE, Sen. McCain has had 30+ years in the Senate.

    WHERE is John McCain's millions ??? Many of his own Republican party members are NOT going to his convention.

    Please TELL me WHY this OLD MAN can't draw a crowd large enough to fill a stadium? He's NOT WINNING by a BIG MARGIN, based on his so-called 30+ years of experience? Experience is NOT the sole qualifications of being President. It's about voting for a President who has the BETTER JUDGEMENT and NEW & BETTER IDEAS, is POLITICALLY & TECHNICAL SAVVY, VERY INTELLIGENT and CHARISMATIC all at the same time!

    August 14, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |

    include me in the list of 2M, its part of my 3rd donation .yup, its that



    August 14, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  5. LLM from MD


    August 14, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. Greg

    WOW!! The McCarthy list sure has grown.

    It's pathetic that there are 2,000,000+ confirmed Socialists in this great nation of ours. Simply sad!

    August 14, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  7. Pepou

    Way to go Obama. Despite Clinton's moronic supporters, you will win the election !

    August 14, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  8. ET from OMAHA

    I am one two. More money on the way.

    August 14, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  9. Charlotte

    I donated to Hillary many times and will do so again. I will never donate to Obama and if they are counting me because Obama now has my e-mail address, they are way off base. I now get E-mails from him since Hillary threw her support behind him. He never got my E-mail address until Hillary suspended her campaign. I kind of resent Obama having my E-mail address, They ask me for donations all the time, guess what, I only respond if it is from Hillary..

    August 14, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  10. Joe Kiloz

    And what is McCain's count ?

    August 14, 2008 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  11. Truth B Told

    Hooray We Believe in YOU Obama!!!


    August 14, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  12. Lolita Foster

    I am proud to be an Obama supporter and I wish him the best.

    August 14, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  13. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    I will be donating to this wonderful campaign for the third time soon.

    Change will come, and we will re-instate adherence to the Constitution. unlike Senator McBush!

    August 14, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  14. Scott

    What ever happend to his promise of pulic financing? Apparently McCain is the only candidate sticking to his word.

    August 14, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  15. NewVoter from OC

    I am a first time voter . Recently naturalized citizen .

    Yet to donate to Barack. Intend to donate my full quota of $2,300.

    Go Barack!!

    August 14, 2008 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. druid

    Good for us all. We need more people. As for Hillary I think after her supporters have yell and scream as they want I hope she will be brave enough to tell them that she lost the election because of her poor campaign and tell her supporters if they were her supporters as they claim to be, to support Obama, If that is not enough for them let them do whatever they want. I'm tired of them with all their whining like babies. After the convention I hope we will not her any more voice from them.

    August 14, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  17. Marilyn

    Carol Paul, wife of Ron Paul is still in serious condition in a Houston hospital. Please remind the people so they can pray for her and her family. Thank you.

    August 14, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  18. Southern view

    340 million and he's been running the same ad in Florida for months. It's not even good. Do a new ad, Obama. Tell me why I should vote for you because I'm a Democratic but right now you are not getting my vote.

    August 14, 2008 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. R.O.B.

    Yeah, I'm proud to say that I'm a contributor. 1 in 2 million. Hopefully soon to be 1 in 3 million.

    OBAMA '08

    August 14, 2008 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  20. Pat

    How many of these "donors" live outside the USA?

    August 14, 2008 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  21. Lance

    Just remember B.O. had to change the definition of what lobbyist money is to claim he takes no money from them.

    August 14, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  22. texas DEM

    VICE President CLINTON

    August 14, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  23. jane in CA

    Great works, Obama camp. I am counted.

    August 14, 2008 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  24. JFK

    The Obama machine continues to grow but into what? This is kind of disturbing for someone with no real experience other than being a celebrity it seems. Spooky how people will do anything for this guy. Be careful what you wish for....

    August 14, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Barack the Tele-promp-ter Messiah

    And how many Eurpeans bought into what Hitler was selling? It's called a cult of personality, folks, and it's dangerous to free people... look it up.

    August 14, 2008 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
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